A California man who shot two sheriff’s deputies in a retaliation assault has been discovered responsible of tried homicide

By | September 29, 2023

COMPTON, Calif. — A Compton man who shot and critically wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in a 2020 retaliation assault whereas they have been sitting in a patrol automotive was discovered responsible Thursday of tried homicide and will face life in jail.

Deonte Lee Murray, 39, was additionally convicted of carjacking, theft and different expenses involving two different victims.

On Sept. 10, sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Murray’s greatest buddy whereas executing an arrest warrant, and Murray wished revenge, prosecutors mentioned.

That day, authorities mentioned, Murray opened fireplace with an assault rifle at an SUV parked exterior Compton Court docket, mistakenly believing the motive force was a detective. The person was injured however survived.

Two days later, on September 12, Murray approached two deputies sitting in a patrol automotive at a Metro station in Compton and shot them, authorities mentioned. The assault was recorded in a video clip exhibiting a bloodied feminine officer, who was shot within the jaw and arms, as she handled the injuries of her accomplice, who was injured within the face, arm and hand.

Murray was additionally convicted of robbing a driver and capturing him within the leg greater than every week earlier.

At trial, Murray mentioned he by no means meant to kill anybody. His lawyer mentioned Murray was below the affect of methamphetamine and alcohol and was grieving over his buddy’s dying.

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